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Old 07-20-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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Tire Jacks???

Now that I'm getting settled into this RVing adventure after 6 months, I know I need to invest in a jack in case of flats or blowouts....Our WhiteHawk 30DSQB is 6620 lbs. dry weight and approx. 7400 lbs. loaded when I've taken it across the scales....what type and size jack will be best to store for this needed emergency if it occurs....thanks for comments...
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
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I sometimes carry a 10 ton bottle jack. Cost about $20 at Harborfreight. My tow vehicle has a jack, I can use that. You could also stack up leveling blocks/boards and drive up on that and leave your flat tire dangling.
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I carry a 8 ton stubby bottle jack and a few short 4x4 wood blocks. Nothing worse than trying to change a flat and the jack is too tall to fit under the axle.
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I carry a 6 ton bottle jack. That and some blocks are all I have ever needed on the road.
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I've never had to do it yet, but if it happens I'm banking on just using the leveling blocks and driving the good tire up onto them as mentioned above.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
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I have a bottle jack but find I can lift a tire free by rolling the other onto my Lego blocks. Have tried this on both TT's. Very stable.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone....just made a Harbor Freight run....bought a bottle jack to keep in storage and hoping it stays there.....but I like the idea of using the leveling blocks if the need arises.
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The WhiteHawk has the wide stance axles. I tried using the leveling blocks and I couldn't get the other tire off the ground. With that said I've got a Bottle jack in case of a flat. I also carry a tire plugger(which was very handy for our Motorcycle) It's called the Stop & Go tire Plugger. (expensive but worth it around $40.00) I've used it on my truck tire and it worked great.
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Thanks everyone....just made a Harbor Freight run....bought a bottle jack to keep in storage and hoping it stays there.....but I like the idea of using the leveling blocks if the need arises.
Like Rick says, some axles just won't work. I wasn't sure about the 5th so I tried it out in front of the house.
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